Privacy policy

We take data privacy and protection seriously, therefore we are compliant with the General Regulation of Data Protection – Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 – on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data.
This privacy policy explains who we are, how we collect, share and use Personal Information, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

We recommend that you read this privacy policy in full to ensure you are correctly informed. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us at

a) About Us
IPS_Innovative Prison Systems and JUSTICE TRENDS magazine (“we,” “us,” “our,” “IPS”) are registered brand names of QUALIFY JUST – IT Solutions and Consulting Ltd, a company headquartered in Covilhã, Portugal.

IPS_Innovative Prison Systems is a boutique research and consulting company in the field of criminal justice, namely prison and probation systems, juvenile justice, and law enforcement. We also participate in several transnational projects involving many organisations, from the public to private and third sectors, which perform in the field of justice.

We own, develop and publish JUSTICE TRENDS, which is a bi-annual bilingual magazine covering global justice matters. This privacy policy also applies to personal data collected through the magazine’s Sites, namely

Click to find out more about our Services, Projects, and Partners.

b) Key Terms
In this privacy policy, these terms have the following meanings:

“Contact” is a person for whom we have some information about, at least an email address, that has been given at some point by the contact;
“Personal information” means any information that identifies or can be used to identify a Contact, or a Visitor, directly or indirectly. Examples of personal information include, but are not limited to, first and last name, email address, company or organisation they work with, job position, or other demographic information;
“Website(s)” means any website(s) we own and operate (namely or any web pages, blogs, social networks, social network “tabs”, or other online offerings that post a link to this privacy policy;
“Visitor” means any person who visits any of our websites;
“You” and “your” means, depending on the context, either a contact or a visitor.

c) How we collect personal data
We collect personal data from you when you request information through a contact form on our website or subscribe to our contact list, or apply for a role on our sites.

Personal data we collect might include your name, e-mail address, job title, company or institution, country, the reason for your contact, or any other information contained in your communication with us.

By browsing our Sites and submitting this information to us, you explicitly agree to IPS_Innovative Prison Systems using your personal data for the purposes and in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

d) How we process personal data
We use Hubspot CRM and MailChimp platforms as marketing management and communication tools to help us manage data as well as to communicate through email with those connections who have expressed their willingness to receive our email updates. Both of those third parties mentioned are in full compliance with data protection legal frameworks, are bound by privacy terms and ensure the security of the information.

We use your personal data to fulfill your request, provide you with the information you requested and/or communicate with you according to the permissions you have given.

We may use analytical software to analyse our website traffic which means that the location of your IP address may be recorded depending on your privacy settings.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we have about you.

e) Security
Your data is protected against loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Our authorised personnel and platforms will access and use your personal data to the extent they need it to do their job/provide their services.

f) Editing, updating or removing your personal data
You may edit your preferences and/or unsubscribe at any time. Such actions can be performed whenever you receive an email marketing from us through Mailchimp or by requesting it by email: or in writing: QUALIFY JUST – IT Solutions and Consulting Ltd, Parkurbis – Parque de Ciencia e Tecnologia da Covilha, 6200-865 Covilha, Portugal

g) Links to other websites
The Sites may contain links to third party websites, including social network sites. Such websites are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies, which you should review before browsing or submitting information to them.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or how we handle your personal data, please contact us at